SOCAR moves closer to gas exports to Iran

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic is eyeing another round of talks with Iranian executives in order to put the final touches on a gas export contract.

SOCAR inks gas MOU with Iran

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Tehran and Baku signed a memorandum of understanding to supply 17.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas to Iran each year from 2010.

Baku eyes Iranian, Russian gas markets

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan is ready to sell its gas to Iran and Russia amid lingering disputes over the sale price for its natural gas to Turkey, said Azeri executives.

Azerbaijan seeks $60 billion in new oil investment

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijani Republic President Rovnag Abdullayev said that future oil contracts may provide Azerbaijan $60 billion in foreign investment.

SOCAR eyes new customers in Georgia

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic said it would deliver gas to 57,000 new customers in nearby Georgia by 2010 under the terms of a December agreement.

SOCAR boasts of gas potential

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 31 (UPI) -- Exploration and drilling operations in new fields for the State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic position the country as a supplier for a host of nations.

EU delegation in Baku on energy talks

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 20 (UPI) -- A European delegation met in Baku with State Oil Co. of the Republic of Azerbaijan officials to discuss energy security and the Southern Corridor energy system.

Azeri gas for European energy security

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 17 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan is interested in all natural gas projects that will improve energy security with potential European partners, its top oil chief said Friday.

International projects strong, SOCAR says

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Global programs for the State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic are strong amid the global economic crisis, said the SOCAR president.

SOCAR buys Georgian gas firms

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic signed a deal Tuesday with the government of Georgia for the purchase of 22 regional gas distribution companies.

SOCAR to supply Georgia with natural gas

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An affiliate of the state-owned energy company of Azerbaijan will transport 1.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year to Georgia, executives said Friday.

Georgia, Azerbaijan ink gas deal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Georgian Energy Minister Alexander Khetaguri signed an agreement with Azeri oil officials to establish a mechanism for gas imports from 2009, officials said.

Azerbaijan key to energy diversity

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Leaders in the state-run oil sector of Azerbaijan met Friday with U.S. commerce representatives to discuss oil export matters through major pipeline arteries.

Azerbaijan's SOCAR in talks with Hungary

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 8 (UPI) -- The president of the state-run oil company in Azerbaijan met with the Hungarian prime minister to discuss bilateral projects in the oil and natural gas sector.

SOCAR warms to Gazprom offer

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 3 (UPI) -- The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan, SOCAR, said it is considering the offer made by Russian gas giant Gazprom for Azeri gas contracts.
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Rovnag Ibrahim oglu Abdullayev (Azerbaijani: Rövnəq Abdullayev; born 3 April 1965 in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan) is the director of the SOCAR oil company and has been president of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan since 2008. He is also deputy of National Assembly of Azerbaijan.

Rovnag Abdullayev received his degree in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering in 1989.

In 1989, Rovnag Abdullayev began working for the Neft Dashlari Oil and Gas Production Department of the Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Production Association. He continued to work there as an engineer until his appointment as Head of the Industrial Engineering Division of Construction and Mounting Department, Number Three, of Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Construction Trust. He later acted as their Chief Engineer between 1991 and 1994. Between 1997 and 2003 he was Manager of the Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Construction Trust before moving on to be the director of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery, previously known as Azerneftyanajag, until 2005.

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